Employment Casualization and Degradation of Work in Nigeria
Fapohunda, Tinuke. M.
The paper examines in multiple perspectives, casualization and degradation of work drawing issues and arguments from a practical dimension and implied theoretical frameworks. It summarizes the implications on three major actors in industry. It selected five companies each in three sectors where casualization is predominant. The study adds to the existing empirical literature on casualization and work degradation. It was facilitated by working with trade union partners. The study found that remuneration for contract staff is not fair or comparable to that of permanent workers. They are denied the right to organise and benefit from collective agreements. They are mostly not protected from exploitation by their employers. Casualization of labour is against the campaign of full employment. Casualization is detrimental to employees and has grave consequences on the employer and the national economy. It recommends that casualization be seriously checked and if possible expunged completely from being practiced in the employment system.
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